Mini Quilt Monday Contributions

I know, technically it’s not Monday anymore. But Monday was a holiday, so technically, today is my workday Monday. What better way to get back into the swing of things by sharing my new mini quilts.

I really love seeing all the mini quilt projects being created these days.  When I first learned how to quilt, I started with minis, which was quite fun.

Stars in the Snow mini-quilt(Stars in the Snow, made in 2000)

Here are my newest minis, which I finished over the weekend, and I love for the quilting practice and for using up scraps:

my three new mini quilts!The first mini is a string-pieced pattern, based on Rachel’s tutorial. I changed it slightly by using different widths of strips. I just love how this one turned out! I quilted about 1/4 inch from the seam of each string, and then a few random lines down the middle of a couple wider strips.

mini string pieced quilt(front)

back of string pieced mini quilt(back)

The second mini is a triangle-square block pattern, using scraps from my coin quilt. I love how this one turned out because I love these fabrics, especially with the clean, fresh white.

triangle square mini quilt(front)

back of triangle square mini(back)

The last mini is a disappearing nine-path using scraps from my Ava Rose quilt.

mini disappearing 9-patch(front)

back of disappearing 9-patch mini(a plain white backing to highlight my new free motion skills)

I am so happy with how each of these turned out, for different reasons. I either love the block, love the fabrics, or love the quilting. I have more ideas for future minis, so I’m off to play. Thanks for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “Mini Quilt Monday Contributions

  1. I love all the minis…and the quilting looks wonderful! I really need to practice my machine quilting…this was the perfect idea!

  2. I always love how white makes those colors pop. Your mini quilts and machine quilting look great. Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday.

    Cassie

  3. Terri, these all look great! I keep wanting to do some mini quilts (great for all those leftover bits of batting!), but I haven’t gotten around to it. What do you do with them when you’re done?

  4. Wow, productive weekend, Terri! Your quilting is looking great! Thanks for sharing the gardening pics…makes me miss my garden since I’ve been renting for five years now! Home ownership has its perks and your own outdoor space is at the top of the list!

  5. Thank you so much for the love of these mini quilts! I received a few questions on what to do with these, so I wanted to share a few ideas on what I do with them: hang them in my cubicle at work, set one on each nightstand in our bedroom, use them as a table topper in the kitchen, or hang them in my sewing room.

  6. I love the triangle-square block pattern with the green backing! They’re all beautiful, though!

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